INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Metro police confirm an officer was shot on the city's east side Sunday evening.
The incident occurred near East 25th Street and North Post Road around 7:30.
Police say the officer was responding to a call for a shoplifter at Lowe's near 25th and Post Road. The officer saw the suspect running and chased him down. That's when police say the officer and the suspect fought and the officer was shot.
IMPD says the officer was awake and breathing when he was taken to Eskenazi Hospital.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.